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Events

Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) for Fall 2015

As you begin preparing your coursework for fall, please consider incorporating Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) into your syllabus and encouraging your students to attend.  The CODI series focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another. The gatherings provide a safe space for members of the campus community to consider the often sensitive issues surrounding identity. CODI has been the committee's attempt to expose and treat the various ills we see reflected on our campus and in our community--xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ignorance, apathy, etc., as well as celebrate our differences.

 

Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion is a series of discussions sponsored by the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 898-4764 or visit www.csuchico.edu/diversity

“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.”

-James Baldwin

 

Join Us

Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

 

September 9, BMU 210 Ending Racism in About an Hour

Facilitated by W. Kamau Bell

Socio-Political Comedian

 

September 23, BMU 210 HSI 101: What it Means to be a Hispanic Serving Institution

Facilitated by Michelle Morris

University Diversity Council

 

October 7, BMU 210

American Women Veterans: NOT EVERY G.I. IS A JOE!

Facilitated by Donna Smith

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 

October 21, BMU 210

Who’s A Hmong Us?: Voices from our community

Facilitated by MaiHoua Lo

Financial Aid and Scholarship

 

November 4, BMU 210

Does Size Matter?: Reflections on Weight Based Stigma and Discrimination

Facilitated by Michelle Morris Nutrition and Food Science

Heartsaver CPR AED Training

6/24/2015 (Wednesday) 9:00AM-12:00PM

The University Staff Development Program (USDP) Committee is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring Heartsaver CPR AED training for 64 employees this summer.  The training will be taught by staff from First Responder EMS who are an approved American Heart Association Training Center.

Heartsaver CPR AED (HSCPRAED) covers American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for the infant, child and adult patient - with practice using a barrier device. Methods for clearing a foreign body airway obstruction in infants, children and adults are reviewed as well as training on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).  A perfect class for laypersons, security personnel, fitness instructors, teachers, coaches and childcare providers.

Enrollment in the USDP sponsored CPR AED training will be on a first come first serve bases.  As the cost will be covered by the USDP, commitment to attend the entire session, by those who enroll, is necessary to ensure each session is full.  The training is 3.5 hours in length and if the participant passes the required assessment verifying they have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform CPR and use an AED they will obtain CPR certification upon completion.

Title:

Heartsaver CPR AED
(enroll via the DTS)

Select a Session:


August 13, 2015 (Thursday), 1:00PM-4:30PM
September 22, 2015 (Tuesday), 1:00PM-4:30PM

Location:

Student Services Center Room 122

Facilitator:

First Responder EMS

Sponsor:

University Staff Development Programs Committee

Who Should Go?

Staff, faculty and managers who are interested in learning CPR and how to use an AED.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

 

Information

Volunteer Opportunities for "Wildcat Welcome Week 2015" are now Open!

Hello Wildcats!!!!

Volunteer opportunities for "Wildcat Welcome Week, 2015” are now open!!!

Please click on the following web link  to go to the signup sheet:

https://www.volunteersignup.org/4RWAM

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you in advance for volunteering, we could not make this week happen without you.

For more information, contact Tray Robinson at trobinson@csuchico.edu

Access mylifematters.com from your mobile device

Access mylifematters.com from your mobile device

 

The mylifematters.com Employee Assistance Program (by Empathia) for state employees – has a new web and mobile device interface. Visit the site for faster, easier access to LifeMatters services on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Enter the password: csuchico

 

Reasons to use LifeMatters services:

  • Family or relationship concerns (for anyone in your home)
  • Legal and financial questions
  • Stress
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Use the concierge service to find a health care provider, moving service, child or elder care service, and more
  • Any other issue of importance in your life!

 

Need to talk?

Call LifeMatters (1-800-367-7474) – available 24/7!  Licensed counselors answer all calls and will begin to discuss the situation in order to formulate how best to help you.  Tip: view our  instructions before calling to find out how to prepare for obtaining free in-person counseling with a local counselor.

 

Concierge Service?

Yes!  Could you use help finding day care for little ones or elder care for family?  Any other work/life balance issue you just haven’t had time to research?  Call LifeMatters (1-800-367-7474, provide a password), explain your need, and a client representative will provide options that are tailored to your situation.

 

More Information

  • Go directly to CSU, Chico’s MyLifeMatters (by Empathia) information.
  • Instructions for setting up a free counseling appointment.
  • Who is eligible for the MyLifeMatters Employee Assistance Program (by Empathia)?  CSU, Chico faculty, staff and managers who are state employees – as well as their roommate, anyone living with them, and dependents under 26. Eligible participants will need a password.

 

Need Help?

Information is available online and general questions can be forwarded to the Human Resources Service Center, (530) 898-6771 or ext. 4645.

 

 

 

Relocation of Employment Services and Classification/Compensation Offices

Effective Monday, August 3, 2015 both the Employment Services and the Classification/Compensation departments will be re-located to Kendall Hall, Room 211.    The phone numbers of the staff in these two departments will not change.    The department’s main phone number will remain (530) 898-4664.  This combined location will provide more convenience to our customers who often interact with both areas.

 

Need Help?

View Human Resources Service Center contacts. General questions can be forwarded to the Human Resources Service Center, (530) 898-6771.

 

CCLC Closed August 4th-

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC) will be closed August 4th-August 6th due to staff training. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience,. We will be open August 10th at 7AM. 

 

For more information please contact us at (530)898-4101 or cultural@csuchico.edu

News

Admissions Open for Spring 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 30, 2015
Sarah Langford
530-898-4260

Adam Stoltz, Director
Office of Admissions
530-898-6322

Beginning Aug. 1, 2015, California State University, Chico will accept applications from fully eligible upper-division transfer students for the spring 2016 semester.

In addition to meeting the general CSU transfer admission requirements, upper-division students from outside of the University’s local admission area may be held to a higher grade point average (GPA) requirement. This GPA will be decided based on the characteristics of the applicant pool.  

For the complete release, visit the CSU, Chico News website

Workshops

Multicultural Collaboration Reception

August 19th from noon – 1pm in Selvester’s Café by the Creek. A Brief program will start at 12:15pm.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting its annual Multicultural Collaboration Reception which will provide an opportunity to network and build alliances with your fellow colleagues who are involved with diversity work on our Chico State Campus.

 

Please RSVP by August 7th by contacting the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 898.4764 or diversityoffice@csuchico.edu 

 

Student Employment Diversity Training

Please encourage your student employees to attend our next Student Employment Diversity Training on 08/28/2015

 

This two-hour training, scheduled for August 28, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. in BMU 100 is designed to provide student employees with the necessary resources and tools to effectively communicate with and serve the diverse populations of the campus community. Participants will develop a greater understanding of various cultures and norms while networking and building alliances with other students and campus professionals. Fostering diversity is a core value of the CSU, Chico Strategic Plan, 2011–2016 Diversity Action Plan, and the Graduation Initiative. It is one of the University’s highest priorities. For more information or to sign up please, call the Office of Diversity at 530-898-4764.

 

NOTE: if your students have already attended a previous diversity training, they do not have to attend.

 

JobCat 101: How to post student positions

JobCat is the system in which all (State) student employee positions are to be posted.  Do you know how to use it?  Join us to find out how the JobCat system works, what it can do for you, as well as tips and tricks to make managing your JobCat account easier.  This training will provide information on how to:

  • Manage your JobCat account
  • Post student positions
  • Close student positions
  • Create placements once you have hired your students

Title:

JobCat 101
(enroll via the DTS)

Select a Session:


August 4, 2015 (Tuesday), 10:00AM-11:00AM
August 6, 2015 (Thursday), 2:00PM-3:00PM
August 18, 2015 (Tuesday), 11:00AM-12:00PM
August 19, 2015 (Wednesday), 11:00AM-12:00PM

Location:

Dependent on session: Please check DTS for location

Facilitator:

Steve Irving, Student Employment Coordinator

Sponsor:

Student Employment and the Human Resources Service Center

Who Should Go?

Student Attendance Clerks, Administrative Analysts/Specialists, HR Liaisons or anyone involved in hiring student employees.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

 

Student Employee Hiring Process Workshop

08/03/2015 (Monday) 1:00PM-2:00PM

The Student Employment process is expanding to create a complete, efficient and sustainable end-to-end business process that meets all legal requirements. To do so, departments must use Student Employment’s JobCat system, Student Employment’s application, identify Live Scan requirements, create position descriptions and ensure compliance training is completed.  This workshop walks you through the steps of the process, tips, and who to contact with questions.

Title:

Student Employee Hiring Process
(enroll via DTS)

Select a Session:

  • August 3, 2015 (Monday) 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • August 17, 2015 (Monday) 2:00PM-3:00PM

Location:

Student Services Center Room 270

Facilitators:

Beverly Gentry, Manager of Professional Development, Human Resources Service Center
Steve Irving, Coordinator, Student Employment

Sponsor:

Student Employment and Human Resources Service Center

Who should go?

Faculty, staff and managers who are involved in the student employee hiring process.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

Need Help?

  • JobCat and hire processSteve Irving, Student Employment Coordinator
  • Employment paperwork, Live Scan, and I-9 processSheryl Woodward, Employment Services Director
  • Overall project, SEA, and “Reports To”Rebecca Cagle, Payroll/HRIS and BITS Director
  • Training and LearnerWebBeverly Gentry, Professional Development Manager

Supervising Students Workshop

08/05/2015 (Wednesday) 10-11:30AM

How do you prepare your students to be successful employees in your department?  And better yet, how do you setup expectations ahead so that you can proactively supervise them and not feel like you’re reacting?  What do other departments do that works successfully that you can learn from?

Learn how to:

  • Set expectations
  • Manage their workload
  • Communicate attendance expectations, as well as do’s and don’ts
  • Share what confidentiality means in our environment
  • Convey state university employee requirements required of student employees

Title:

Supervising Students
(enroll via DTS)

Select a Session:

  • August 5, 2015 (Wednesday) 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • August 11, 2015 (Tuesday) 9:00AM-10:30AM

Location:

Colusa 100 B

Facilitators:

Beverly Gentry, Manager Development, Human Resources Service Center
Steve Irving, Coordinator, Student Employment

Sponsor:

Student Employment and Human Resources Service Center

Who should go?

Faculty, staff and managers who are involved in supervising student employees.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

How to Calculate WTU, Time-base and Faculty Salaries

08/04/2015 (Tuesday) 2-3:30PM

If you support academic/faculty programs and need to calculate faculty salaries, timebases, WTU, and AWTU, this workshop is for you!  During this course, we will review:

  • Faculty Salary Schedules and how they relate to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Unit 3
  • How an Academic Pay Plan works (how faculty get paid for a semester’s work)
  • What are Weighted Teaching Units (WTU)
  • What are Assigned Weighted Teaching Units (AWTU)
  • How does WTU/AWTU convert into a timebase and visa versa
  • How do you determine a Full-Time Equivalent Salary and Total Compensation to be paid for an assignment
  • How do you convert an AY salary to a 12-month salary or a daily rate

Title:

How to Calculate WTU, Time-base and Faculty Salaries
(enroll via the DTS)

Session:

August 4, 2015 (Tuesday) 2:00PM-3:30PM

Location:

Colusa 100 B

Facilitators:

Karen Von Bargen, Academic Personnel Coordinator, Office of Faculty Affairs

Sponsor:

University Staff Development Programs Committee

Who should go?

Staff and Chairs who support academic programs and need to know how to calculate faculty salaries, timebases, WTU and AWTU, or anyone interested in learning these processes.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

Life Cycle of a P.O.

08/05/2015 (Wednesday) 2:00-3:00PM

We need to buy that...now!

You know your department budget, but do you know how to spend the funds?  Find out about what systems you need access to, how to get the right access, how to submit a purchase requisition, tips about contracts (and who can sign), transactions, becoming a P.O., encumbrances, actuals and closing a P.O.  And… how state fund restrictions may impact your purchase.

Title:

Life Cycle of a P.O.
(enroll via the DTS)

Date:

August 5, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:

2:00-3:00PM

Location:

Colusa 100 B

Facilitator:

Sara Rumiano, Director of Procurement & Contract Services

Sponsor:

Financial Services and Human Resources Service Center

Who Should Go?

Open to all faculty, staff and managers who are interested in learning about the process of a purchase order.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

 

Medicare Workshop for Boomers

PASSAGES Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is presenting Welcome to Medicare workshops for those turning 65 this year or younger adults who will be entitled to Medicare due to a disability. As people get closer to Medicare eligibility, there are several things to consider.  In light of the fact that Medicare’s coverage is much like employer group coverage it’s important to know what questions to ask:

  • How will my retiree plan work with my Medicare?
  • Can I delay enrolling into Medicare and not be penalized?
  • Do I need a drug plan?
  • Are there programs available to lower my Medicare health and prescription costs?


Join us on following dates:

  • August 13, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 Lakeside Village, Chico
  • August 18, 2015 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 South Jackson Street, Red Bluff

Registration is required by calling 898-6716.  This free workshop is designed for “Boomers” and others who will be new to Medicare this year who want to understand how their Medicare benefits work.  Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend.

People who are new to Medicare will be deluged with information from different insurance companies marketing their products.  Ronda Kramer, program manager for Passages HICAP warns signing up with the wrong plan, or not doing anything may cost new Medicare recipients thousands of dollars, and they may not be able to make changes if enrollment deadlines are missed.

For more information, call HICAP at PASSAGES at 1-800-434-0222. If your group or agency would like a workshop, contact Katherine Tilman at 898-5927.  And remember, HICAP does not sell or endorse any insurance products.

PASSAGES helps older adults and family caregivers with important services to empower them to remain confident in their ability to sustain and enjoy independent lives.  For more information about PASSAGES services go to www.passagescenter.org

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